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Firefox OS due to launch in June in limited regions

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Firefox OS due to launch in June in limited regions
This year is expected to bring a number of new entries to the mobile ecosystem which has been dominated by Android (in numbers), and iOS (in media visibility). Ubuntu Phone and Tizen are expected to launch later in the year, but the first new addition will be one that we haven't really seen much of: Firefox OS. And, new word says that Firefox OS will launch in June in select regions.

According to Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs who spoke at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference today, Firefox OS will launch this summer, starting in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain, and Venezuela. As you can see from that list, Mozilla is still focusing on a number of emerging markets for its launch. 

Kovacs said that the rollout plan would work something like a beta test, and once the OS ecosystem had been built up more, Firefox OS would launch in the US. Sprint has already gone on record saying it would be open to supporting the new platform. 

For more on what Mr. Kovacs had to say, check out the full interview he did with Walt Mossberg below.

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posted on 15 Apr 2013, 20:10 5

1. Nimit_Desai (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

We have chrome and Firefox OS....wtf...wht else dolphin browser OS, Opera OS....hell if useless OSes like IOS were not enough.....

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 21:48

4. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)

People like you are an embarrassment to mobile platforms alike. My guess is that you're on team android, but what do we Android uses love best? OPTIONS! Hence why we love roms. Get it together, first people like you criticize apple for its 'locked' feel, yet when an OS comes along that offers a new look and taste you automatically assume it is a bad thing. Imagine Firefox OS, Tizen OS, Ubuntu OS, Miui, and others being easily installable on your phone. Wouldn't that be a good thing? Exactly, keep your fingers off your keyboard and shut up.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 20:26 1

2. scsa852k (Posts: 331; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

I think we'll see Samsung OS in the future.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 22:21

5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3822; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

You don't follow much tech news, do you? Samsung already has an OS. It's called Bada. It didn't do too well. Now, they're planning on releasing another called Tizen.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 22:33

6. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

Samsung already tried that during the period they released the first Galaxy S device, it was called the Samsung Wave and it ran Samsungs bada OS.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 21:38

3. avin007 (Posts: 139; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)

That is lovingly cld tizen

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 04:42

7. Matt89 (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)

Thank's for sharing new information, :)

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